Backwater Retreat Theme House
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... myself to two of the notes from his hand by way of a commission for introducing my own business and a bribe to go quietly. A simple and straight forward Indian transaction! Christmas day.... was 95%25 a kind of a non event. We woke and exchanged amazingly similar selections of presents. Ate an egg and toast each for breakfast at Maria's and then wandered into town. Where we ate a pasta salad for lunch at Kashi Art Cafe. Yes you read that right "a pasta salad for lunch" on Christmas ...
... street food in essence, full of flavour it is a parcel or bread filled with chicken, sauce and spices... After busting a gut to finish half of the dish I was done and we were off to the weirdly titled 'XL Fishnet Bar'... Not a bar for porky strippers but a traditional fisherman bar... I would suggest a name change might be in order... The fabulously titles 'Seamen Cooler Drinks' could go halves on the marketing costs I reckon After a lovely nights ...
... to do tasks which might take longer to perform, but then all kinds of industrial waste and pollutants are avoided. And humans make waste anyway, so why not make use of them? I really love that kind of efficacy. And I love Kerala.
After our boat journey, we headed back to the Casino Hotel and bid a sad farewell (spoiler alert: we came back to this hotel, so don't be shocked when we mention it again) to our newest friends: the folks ...
... fish we had ever tasted.
We then went for our 3 hour boat trip through the backwaters, which was so good. Myself and Rito got to drive the boat.
As we arrived back to our accommodation there was a festival going on, painted elephants, lots of people and the loudest fireworks we had ever heard!
... long before the car and highways that we know today. Now there are highways and bridges, cars and motorcycles, and the old canals are used for these longboats for tourists - romantic and beautiful with lush greenery. It was like being in the jungles of tropical south India - beautiful flowers and plants of so many kinds. The boatman told us what their names are, and how they can be used. Many canals ...